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Glasgow Facts
The name of the city has its origins in the Celtic words "Dear Green Place".
In Gaelic, Glasgow is Ghlaschu!

Did You know?
- Glasgow boasts the World Pipe Championships.
- The Waverley, the world's last ocean going paddle steamer, was built on Glasgow's River Clyde in 1947.
- Glasgow is renowned for its cosmopolitan cafes.
- Glasgow is the UK's fourth city with a population of over 600,000.
- Many famous science and shipping innovations have come from Glasgow.
- Glasgow is home to the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the Scottish National Orchestra.
- Paisley Museum houses the world's largest collection of Paisley shawls.
- Glasgow has a starring role in the films Trainspotting, Beautiful Creatures and The House of Mirth


Demographics
Location: West-central Scotland, United Kingdom.
Country dialling code: 44.
Population: 611,440 (city); 1.7 million (metropolitan area).
Ethnic mix: 96.5% white, 2.5% Asian, 1% Black, Chinese and other ethnic groups.
Religion: Church of Scotland majority, Presbyterian and Catholic faiths also represented.
Time zone: GMT (GMT + 1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz; square three-pin plugs are standard.
Average January temp: 3.5°C (38°F).
Average July temp: 14.5°C (58.5°F).
Annual rainfall: 889mm (35 inches).

Coat Of Arms:

  • Here's the bird that never flew
  • Here's the tree that never grew
  • Here's the bell that never rang
  • Here's the fish that never swam

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